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Edakkal Caves

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Edakkal, Kalpetta, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't go here.. you'll go for a hike with an ok view, and climb 200 stairs to finally see a stone with some carving on it. There are no 'caves'.. there is only one cave if you can call it that. It's not an actual...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited edakkal caves on 17 Jan 2019.. U know they maintain strict timing. I went previous day exactly 4.05. .They didn't allow ..then I went back to visit museum..(total disappointment...without power supply they gave entry ticket ..cant even see anything inside...)next day morning went back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joe p
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing there after climbing up for so long.Strictly no if you have kids and if you are 45+ of age,I am not sure why tourism is still encouraging this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sowminaidu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised to note there was juts one cave, It was bit of a let down and not what we expected. ...............................................................

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sumedha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice. Needs hiking through steep way to teach ticket counter from where steps will take one to byhe top of caves . Enjoyable experience overall.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vaidyadr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Edakkalcaves 25km from Kalpetta. Two natural caves at Edakkal, The stone age carvings of edakkal are rare and the only known example of from south India.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There s a restriction on the no. of visitors to 200. There is no information abt this anywhere... To get the tickets one has to go before 10am...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 568madhusudanm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TIP: Only 1950 tickets are issued everyday. Be there by Noon particularly during the long weekends or school vacations to stand a chance to get the tickets. It is a long walk to get to the caves from the car park - about 1.5 kilometers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lonelytrotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place has 6000 year old wall paintings. every visitor to wayanad, must visit here. a word of caution - it is a steep climb and those who have problems or difficulty in doing so, should avoid.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gujutraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. They lie 1,200 m above sea level on Ambukutty Mala, near an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 6, 2018|
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Response from Sharath80 | Reviewed this property |
better have ur own transport
November 29, 2017|
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Response from George V | Reviewed this property |
sure, you can. my 7yrs old daughter was most enthusiastic and fast in climbing the hills
Sundar M
November 1, 2017|
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Response from VijayKamat | Reviewed this property |
It is a bit of a hike so try to go when it is not too hot and also try to go early in the morning because as the sun comes up you will find it more difficult to climb.
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